NY Times: “With fears mounting that high energy costs will crimp economic growth, President Bush called on Americans yesterday to conserve gasoline by driving less. He also issued a directive for all federal agencies to cut their own energy use and to encourage employees to use public transportation.
President Bush said Monday that the government is prepared to again tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
“We can all pitch in,” Mr. Bush said. “People just need to recognize that the storms have caused disruption,” he added, and that if Americans are able to avoid going “on a trip that’s not essential, that would be helpful.”
Mr. Bush promised to dip further into the government’s petroleum reserve, if necessary, and to continue relaxing environmental and transportation rules in an effort to get more gasoline flowing.”
How much fuel does Airforce One use just sitting on the tarmac with the engines running again? This guy has so much to gain from all this it’s hard for me to believe anything he’s saying.